province; capital city|
OfA, OfA, BA, Palm, JLAtg, Gal, PTA, CPA, Syr, LJLA.
Qum, JLAtg, Gal, JBA, LJLA.
fig. : territory, region
Palm, Qum, Gal, Sam, Syr, JBA, Man, LJLA.
NB: The semantic development is historically clearly from "province" to the large "capital" city of an administrative unit which can also be referred to by the same name/term, just as city-states
in Antiquity were often called by the name of their capital city. In Christian times such a city would headquarter a bishop.
A qryh is one of a number of large towns or villages within such a unit. A krk is somewhere in between, generally presupposing a surrounding wall. See, e.g., Jacob of Serough MemDan(Bedjan vol.2 #36) 102:17.
LS2: 713. DJPA: 291b. DJBA: 642b. Jastrow: 734.
Levy Ch-W: 2:10. Drower/Macuch: 258a. J. Payne-Smith: 252. Tal Sam: 174. DNWSI: 597.
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